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Hare Krishna! Wholesome Community or Creepy Cult?

Get ready to chant along with us because Cat is just back from three weeks living in a Hare Krishna community.

You might remember Hare Krishnas from the 60’s and 70’s as shaven headed, orange robed, ridiculously happy people singing and dancing in airports or in the car park of your local mall. Or, like Rebecca, you may have enjoyed some of their vegetarian cooking for free (or a small donation) at one of their many restaurants worldwide.

We talk about Cat’s experience of day to day life in the Krishna community and the history and beliefs of the movement and tackle the difficult question… is this a cult?

Exploring esoteric, paranormal and spiritual topics from two completely different perspectives it’s The Seeker and The Skeptic.

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Links mentioned:

George Harrison – Om Hare Om (Gopala Krishna) – Our opening clip

Goloka Dhama

The Hare Krishna Murders – American Scandal Podcast

Krishna Killer Beheaded His Guru

Krishna Payouts Begin

After 50 Years Hare Krishna Believers Are No Longer Berobed White Hippies Who Drum Up Donations In Airports

‘It’s latent misogyny’: Hare Krishnas divided over whether to allow female gurus

Quote from Prabhupada’s lectures on the topic of ‘mental speculation’

Bhagavad Gita As It Is (Prabhupada’s translation of the Bhagavad Gita)

Prabhupada on rape

Prabhupada on homosexuality

Prabhupada on Hitler

Boy George Rejected by Hare Krishnas For Being Gay